Flaky Pie Crust

Another one that is super easy to make and which makes 5 double crusts: 5 cups flour 2 tsp salt 1 lb. lard 1/2 cup water 2 tbsp vinegar 1 egg – slightly beaten Mix flour, salt and lard together in a large bowl, using a knife to cut up the lard.  Mix until the size of small peas. Mix water, …

Pie Crust from Joy of Cooking

One of my cousins swears by this recipe.  Her daughter says she makes the best crust.   2 cups flour 1 tsp salt 2/3 cup lard or Crisco (I always use lard) 2 T. cold butter 5-6 T. ice water     Print PDF

Glazed Banana Cake

Recipe from AAUW Assn. Cake Ingredients 2 Cups Sugar 3 Bananas, Mashed (You may use more if desired) 2 Eggs, Beaten 1 Cup Melted Margarine or Butter 2 ½ Cups of Flour (not cake flour) 1 Tsp. Baking Powder 1 Tsp. Salt 1 Tsp. Baking Soda 1 Cup Buttermilk 1 Tsp. Vanilla Glaze 1 – 1 ½ Cups sifted Confectioners’ …

Brazilian Fish Stew

Ingredients 2 1/2 pints red grouper, skin on, scaled and cut into 2- inch pieces (or substitute redfish, flounder, striped bass, escolar, or any other white-fleshed fish) 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 1/4 cup olive oil 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced onions 2 to 3 fresh cayenne chiles, stemmed, seeded, and roughly chopped 1 tablespoon minced garlic 2 tablespoons …

Corn & Black Bean Salsa – Similar to Texas Caviar

Ingredients 1 Can Black Beans (drained & rinsed) 1 Can Corn (drained & rinsed) 1 Medium Yellow Pepper – diced 1 Medium Red Pepper – diced 1 Medium Orange Pepper – diced 1 Small bunch of Green Onions – chopped 1 Small bunch of Cilantro – chopped 1/2 Bottle of Hendrickson’s Sweet Vinegar & Olive Oil Mix all together and serve …

Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp & Grits   Ingredients 2 pounds unpeeled, medium-size raw shrimp (31/40 count) 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 5 bacon slices, chopped 1 (8-oz.) package sliced fresh mushrooms 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions 2 teaspoons hot sauce 1/2 teaspoon salt Creamy Cheddar Cheese Grits Directions Peel shrimp; devein, if desired. Toss shrimp with flour until lightly coated, shaking to …

Carne Asada

Lime Marinade Combine the following ingredients: 1 Cup Lime Juice 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil 1/4 cup Green Onion (whole), finely chopped 2 Cloves Garlic, minced 1 TBSP Minced Coriander or chopped parsley or cilantro (I used chopped cilantro) 1/2  tsp Salt 1/4 tsp Pepper Chimichurri Sauce Mix the following together, cover and let stand at room temperature overnight: 1 cup …

Very Addictive Pumpkin Cookies

Cream together: 1 Cup Shortening 2 Cups Sugar Add and beat well: 1 – 15oz Can of Pumpkin 2 Eggs 1 TBSP Vanilla Mix together and then add to creamed mixture, mixing well. 4 Cups Flour 2 tsp. Baking Powder 1 tsp. Baking Soda 2 tsp. Cinnamon 1 tsp. Nutmeg ½ tsp. Allspice 1 tsp. Salt Stir in: 2 Cups …

Radiatore Pasta Salad (aka Pig Brain Salad)

My cousin Anna started calling it Pig Brain Salad because of the shape of the noodles.  There are no actual pig brains in the salad. Dressing 1/2 Cup Sugar 1/2 Cup Oil 1/2 Cup Vinegar Dash of Garlic Powder Salad 1 Pound of Radiatore Pasta, cooked and drained Shredded Carrots Green Peas, cooked cooled and drained Corn, cooked cooled and drained Mix …

4 Bean Hot Dish – My favorite baked beans!

1/2 Pound of Bacon – browned and fat drained off 1 Pound of Hamburger & Onions – Browned and fat drained off 1 Can of Green Lima Beans (don’t drain any of the juices) 1 Can Kidney  Beans (don’t drain any of the juices) 1 Can Butter Beans (don’t drain any of the juices) 1 Can Pork & Beans (don’t drain any of …